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Reducing Wasted Food In Tennessee
About 15 percent of Tennessee households are food insecure, and almost 1.2 million tons of food are landfilled annually. The state is moving quickly to address both realities. It is increasingly apparent that food waste and food insecurity in the United States is a problem, and it has especially hit home in Tennessee. An estimated 15.1 percent of Tennessee households are food insecure, which translates to over 400,000 homes and 1,016,420 people. The national average of food insecure households is at 13.7...
South Carolina Convention Center Tackles Food Waste
Chef assists clients with accurate food ordering. Surplus is donated, and scraps are diverted to a composting facility. The Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center, with the help of its chef, Tommy Kasperski (second from right) and Atlas Organics, diverted 18,000 pounds via donation and composting in the first year of the program. In February 2017, the South Carolina Departments of Commerce and Health and Environmental Control teamed up with U.S. EPA Region 4 to host over 55 food recovery experts for a...
Deeper Dive Into Zero Waste
Credential and certification programs are available to universities and businesses to guide initiatives and achieve a minimum of 90 percent diversion. Zero Waste training at Arizona State University includes sorts of the trash, recycling and organics bins to identify and eliminate challenging materials. Sorting contents of front-of-house bins, directed by Stephanie Barger of GBCI’s Zero Waste program (on right in front), shown above. Photo courtesy of Sodexo At Arizona State University (ASU) in Tempe, a...
On-Site Food Waste Pretreatment
Guide to equipment and systems for businesses, institutions and venues that manage food waste on-site. Businesses, institutions and venues that generate large volumes of food waste have an increasing number of options to manage this organics stream, starting with tools and knowledge to prevent and reduce what is generated in the first place, followed by donation of excess and prepared foods that are still edible. Then comes the question of what to do with the rest. And depending on where these facilities are...
Big Apple goes big on organics recycling
NYC Will Have Largest Organic Waste Curbside Collection Program in Nation “DSNY’s Expansion of Food Scraps and Yard Waste Collection in Queens Makes Program Available to More Than 961,000 Residents” So read the headline of a November 14 press release from the New York City Department of Sanitation (DSNY) that announced DSNY’s expansion of food scraps and yard trimmings collection to residents in Queens’ Community Board 11. With this last rollout of 2016, approximately 11 percent of...